Grocery shopping is one of those tasks that has to be done (people have to eat!) but it’s definitely not my favorite thing do, especially with 3 little kids in tow! There’s nothing I can do to avoid buying groceries, but I have found a way to make it a little easier to fill the […]
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I firmly believe every child needs a timer (or 4 if you are my son). During the early years, timers were a life saver for our family and helped us in parenting in many ways. If you would like help fostering good behavior while making parenting just a little bit easier, read on to see […]
When we moved into our first house, my parents excitedly made plans to come see what my husband and I purchased for our starter home. In addition to bringing a lovely house plant, they showed up with moving sized boxes of my childhood memories. Some boxes were old toys, but a majority was old school […]
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Back-to-school time is one of my favorite times of year. I get nostalgic about the excitement I felt as a girl and even as a college student every fall. Fresh starts. New pens and post-its. The crisp, clean pages of an untouched notebook ready to be filled with notes. Growing up as one of seven […]
I’m an Iowa native who has been going to the Iowa State Fair since the cotton candy was as big as me (EVIDENCE presented). I even competed in the Bill Riley State Fair Talent Search twice. Now that I have a daughter, the annual visit looks different. I remember trekking from our car with a […]
I had just made lunch for my girls and was finishing my workout. This workout was particularly hard and I was almost done but struggling. I looked over and my girls were watching me while they were eating. It occurred to me, I am showing them what it looks like to not give up, to […]
Pregnancy is 40-week long roller coaster ride of emotions and symptoms. Here are our best tips and tricks for surviving the first trimester, adjusting to your changing body, and getting ready for baby.
During the first year of my twins’ lives I learned how to save time, energy, and money with two babies in the house. Through lots of prayers, cups of coffee, and conversations with other mommas, I am on the other side of the newborn/baby phase as my twins are now almost four years old. I […]
Just because it’s hot doesn’t mean you can’t be fashionable. For me, the key to summer style is the little details of taking a typical summer piece and bumping it up a notch with color, pattern, or texture! Here a few outfits and summer style ideas for how to look fashionable and stay cool! […]